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ELI Spring Focus Session | Participant Chat: Links and Abbreviated Transcript Using an Open-Source Platform to Meet Online

Learning Goals: An Introduction to Class2Go April 3, 2013: 4:30 p.m. ET (UTC-4; 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT)

Session Links http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/file-and-repository-history-ingithub/48047 http://allthingsd.com/20130402/stanford-to-work-with-edx-open-sourcelearning-platform/ http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/03/stanford-teams-edx

Twitter Feed: #ELIFOCUS, Tasha Patterson: Anyone else thinking about what our grad students need to be thinking / doing re: MOOCs as they prepare for faculty careers? #ELIFOCUS, Tasha Patterson: what is in a MOOC platform that isn't in our LMS?

Session Chat Malcolm Brown, ELI: (16:33) what do you think of the notion of running your own MOOC platform? exciting or scary? Kristin Palmer @ UVa - Program Director Online Learning: (16:34) scary! Barbara Zirkin @ Stevenson University: (16:34) scary Kathy Fernandes @Calif. State University: (16:35) Support nightmare...or is that "what support?" with so people from around the world. Rebecca Petersen @ MIT: (16:36) If you are new to GitHub, The ProfHacker column in the Chronicle of higher ed has a nice series of place Git into a scholarly context Rebecca Petersen @ MIT: (16:36) http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/file-andrepository-history-in-github/48047 Rebecca Petersen @ MIT: (16:36) <placing git in context that is > Gina Cherry @ Hunter College/CUNY: (16:38) Endowment

Kristin Palmer @ UVa - Program Director Online Learning: (16:39) I am so excited to have this presentation and talk with your team! DELTA @ NC State: (16:40) How does a MOOC platform differ from a LMS with lots of disk space? Kristin Palmer @ UVa - Program Director Online Learning: (16:41) Yes!Please talk to the announcement today with the helping out on the edX platform Randal Baier @ Eastern Michigan University 2: (16:41) Good presentation.... Pamela Giles @Indiana Wesleyan University: (16:41) I appreciated this presentation Kristin Palmer @ UVa - Program Director Online Learning: (16:41) antoher question is if you do use class2go do you have any support staff at stanford to use or hire to help brand a university site? Kristin Palmer @ UVa - Program Director Online Learning: (16:42) and can you group participants into teams in class2go? Sheri Prupis @ NJEDge Net: (16:42) how handle back end?students not in database like lms. how much administration Barbara Zirkin @ Stevenson University: (16:42) What are the IT requirements for using the open source...either on the Standford side or a the local university site? (similar concerns as others above) Edward Walker: (16:43) what about hosting for an open source MOOC platform? Kristin Palmer @ UVa - Program Director Online Learning: (16:44) so no more class2go since you are helpign with edx? Gina Cherry @ Hunter College/CUNY: (16:44) Fantastic presentation, thank you. Sheri Prupis @ NJEDge Net: (16:44) agr Sheri Prupis @ NJEDge Net: (16:44) great session Kristin Palmer @ UVa - Program Director Online Learning: (16:46) Agree too - this presentation was great - thank you Linda Futch @ University of Central Florida: (16:47) Great sessions today! Stephen Downes: (16:48) It's not a merger - sounds more like an acquisition - kind of like Desire2Learn 'merging' with wevCT Stephen Downes: (16:48) I mean Blackboard 'merging' with WebCT

Rebecca Petersen @ MIT: (16:48) http://allthingsd.com/20130402/stanford-to-workwith-edx-open-source-learning-platform/ Michael Feldstein, Mindwires Consulting: (16:50) What lessons have Stanford and MIT learned about launching a community-based open source learning platform from their experience co-founding Sakai? How is this different? Barbara Zirkin @ Stevenson University: (16:52) How many universitites/colleges have a programming staff to handle the intracacies of code? Rebecca Petersen @ MIT: (16:52) Here is a deeper look at the edX/Stanford collaboration http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/03/stanford-teams-edx Barbara Zirkin @ Stevenson University: (16:52) and budget. Barbara Zirkin @ Stevenson University: (16:52) and budget. Stephen Downes: (16:52) If there's a smll group that's making decisions, then it's more like Blackboard than Sakai. Just saying. Kristin Palmer @ UVa - Program Director Online Learning: (16:53) yes! Kristin Palmer @ UVa - Program Director Online Learning: (16:53) i guess there is a balance to get things down with a small enough group but large enough to be representative...